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Plymouth Argyle 5-1 Rochdale

Striker Freddie Ladapo scored twice as Plymouth eased to a League One home win over 10-man Rochdale.

Ladapo fired Argyle ahead on 26 minutes from the edge of the box as they dominated a first half in which Dale keeper Andy Lonergan - on emergency loan from Middlesbrough - made a string of outstanding saves either side of the goal.

Argyle briefly looked like they would rue those missed opportunities when Matt Done pounced on a poor Ryan Edwards pass back to Kyle Letheren and raced on to slot past the keeper on 48 minutes.

But Rochdale were reduced to 10 men on 58 minutes when defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell handled a pass from Ruben Lameiras destined to put Ladapo in on goal.

Within three minutes Argyle central defender Edwards scored from close range as Dale failed to clear their lines following Graham Carey's corner, and Ladapo then took his season's tally to 15 goals with a solo effort in the 75th minute.

Substitute Oscar Threlkeld fired home from the edge of the box four minutes after his 81st-minute introduction and in stoppage time full-back Ashley Smith-Brown smashed home to make it 5-1.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 21Letheren
  • 23Smith-Brown
  • 5Edwards
  • 14CanavanSubstituted forJonesat 90+1'minutes
  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Songo'o
  • 8FoxSubstituted forThrelkeldat 81'minutes
  • 10CareySubstituted forAndersonat 88'minutes
  • 7SarcevicBooked at 67mins
  • 11Lameiras
  • 19Ladapo

Substitutes

  • 1Macey
  • 2Riley
  • 9Taylor
  • 13Anderson
  • 20Jones
  • 25Wootton
  • 26Threlkeld

Rochdale

  • 24Lonergan
  • 2McLaughlin
  • 6Ebanks-LandellBooked at 58mins
  • 5Delaney
  • 39Bunney
  • 10CampsBooked at 72mins
  • 27Hamilton
  • 7DooleySubstituted forAndrewat 45'minutes
  • 40Henderson
  • 23HoldenSubstituted forInmanat 45'minutes
  • 16Done

Substitutes

  • 4McNulty
  • 9Andrew
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 19Inman
  • 25Adshead
  • 31Wade
  • 41Matheson
Referee:
Chris Sarginson
Attendance:
9,360

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home25
Away10
Shots on Target
Home14
Away3
Corners
Home16
Away3
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 5, Rochdale 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 5, Rochdale 1.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Plymouth Argyle 5, Rochdale 1. Ashley Smith-Brown (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Ruben Lameiras.

  4. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ethan Hamilton (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  6. Post update

    Yann Songo'o (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Ethan Hamilton (Rochdale).

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Lloyd Jones replaces Niall Canavan.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Freddie Ladapo (Plymouth Argyle).

  10. Post update

    Callum Camps (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Paul Anderson replaces Graham Carey.

  12. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bradden Inman (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  13. Goal!

    Goal! Plymouth Argyle 4, Rochdale 1. Oscar Threlkeld (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ruben Lameiras.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

  15. Post update

    Ethan Hamilton (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Oscar Threlkeld replaces David Fox.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Bunney (Rochdale) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Andy Lonergan.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Rochdale. Conceded by Ryan Edwards.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Luton33218466283871
2Barnsley341910559283167
3Sunderland331714259322765
4Portsmouth341711655361962
5Charlton34178950341659
6Doncaster32159859401954
7Peterborough341410105246652
8Fleetwood34139124536948
9Blackpool33121293429548
10Coventry33137133637-146
11Burton341110134241143
12Wycombe341110134248-643
13Southend34125174445-141
14Plymouth34118154554-941
15Accrington321011113443-941
16Scunthorpe34118154158-1741
17Gillingham34116174557-1239
18Walsall34108163755-1838
19Shrewsbury33812133645-936
20Oxford Utd34812144152-1136
21Bristol Rovers33810153137-634
22Rochdale3497184272-3034
23Bradford3496193855-1733
24Wimbledon3485212853-2529
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